Vintage Jean Studer, Riedt-Erlen Buffalo hide backpack/day pack, leather straps, Canvas Lining

$280.00 $350.00

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What a fantastic pack this is! Made from Tanned Buffalo hide in California in 1949 and it looks like new. It has a tag by the maker Jean Studer, Riedt-Erlen, I was told was made especially as a gift for the lawyer I got it from you may never see another like this.

It has been expertly designed for easy and comfortable use. One strap has a quick disconnect shown in photo for easy of putting it and off, 2 padded pads on the bottom back to ride on lower back keep the hair off your back. You can remove the wood dowel couple straps in the hinge and you have a day pack! Lined with heavy duty and canvas 3 separate compartments. . It will expand to hold more than looks like never used or stretched, but is still soft not dried out it will after much use will last many generations from now will be true family heirloom.

18" high 10 1/2" wide 5"-6" thick empty.

Shipping and insurance included.

Shipping & Policies

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards


I accept most major debit and credit cards, PayPal, also Etsy gift cards and offer Layaway. See Layaway Plan below.

Shipping from United States

I ship in 1-2 business days, usually same day. International shipping available. Prices upon request. I pack and ship every piece my self and will take all responsibility for any problems based on packaging.
I have successfully shipped to Australia, Canada, Italy, Poland, UK, Mexico,
New Zealand, France, Norway and China, and look forward to many more.

If you are in Montrose, CO. area ask about no shipping-- will deliver locally!


Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

Anything that arrives broken due to packaging or similar issues will be refunded or replaced if possible. all are insured with USPS.
Items can be returned for up to 14 days you are responsible for return shipping Item must come back in same condition as sent and there is a 15% restocking fee. No returns after 14 days.


Layaway Plan
Layaway can be arranged on Items over $100.00.
I require a 30% deposit and you have 35 days to pay additional 70%.
I hold all Items until all funds are received. Then it will be shipped in 1 business day.
There are no returns on deposit after 5 weeks Item will be relisted for sale and you lose the deposit.
Layaway is not a offered by ESTY it is the shop owner's responsibility.

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